Rio de Janeiro! Living Her Best Gay Life?

Reading Time: 4 minutes What was I expecting from the Rio de Janeiro Carnival? I rocked up full of anticipation. Having read that there was going to be lots of street parties, floats, and music playing all over Rio de Janeiro. I could never have imagined that there would be such an array of colourfulness. Incredible costumes and dancing, […]

Living My Best Gay Life: how John East became John Thomas

Reading Time: 5 minutes My Best Gay Life? Hello, my name is John Thomas, and I’m super excited to have a regular contributor to the Best Gay Life blog. You might have heard me on the BGL podcast last month, but this is my first post. It serves as something of an introduction to myself, and the kind of […]

National Student Pride 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s Saturday 22nd February and it’s my favourite job of the year, covering National Student Pride. Last year was a scream. Out of all the LGBT+ events this one really manages to strike a perfect balance. It has a generous portion of activism and a great big dollop of extravaganza! The event began at Oxford […]

David Travels to Bali: Beaches, Bars and Batur!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ever since I saw “Eat, Pray, Love” I was inspired. Propelled to follow in the footsteps of the glorious Julia Roberts to go to the tropical island; the idyll that is on most travellers’ bucket list. I would one day go on my travels to Bali. After having been in Asia for two months it […]

LGBTQ+ History Month: the #stateandslatechallenge

Reading Time: 4 minutes Happy LGBTQ+ History Month? Its LGBTQ+ history month and we all know what that means. It’s time to celebrate and say thanks. Thanks to the crusaders, entertainers, politicians, allies, trans …to everyone that has battled on our behalf. This is important that we teach people about the fight they had the courage to have, so […]

The Survivors Guide to a Break-Up

Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s me, Keye! I am by no means a relationship expert. However, dealing with a break-up, now that is a topic of which I am very much well versed. Over the course of the past 14 months I have been through so much more than I thought was emotionally and mentally possible for little old […]

Tales of the unexpectedly divorced: Part 3

Unexpectedly Divorce Part 3

Reading Time: 4 minutes The blame game So Keye, whose fault was it really? You stole the time from the both of you. You neglected to get to know each other and understand what you both needed out of this relationship. Bear shut down your emotions, but not knowing how fundamentally this would affect you. Emotions, which you refuse […]

The Resolution Revolution -Be A Better Queer in 2020

A better queer for 2020. Happy New Year!

Reading Time: 3 minutes In ancient Rome, New Years resolutions were a promise to the gods of good conduct in the coming year. This got me thinking about my promises for the year ahead; working harder in the gym, eating less carbs, attempting to be less vain. Were these about good conduct? Maybe. Would anyone but me care? Definitely […]

Tales of the unexpectedly divorced

Best Gay Life The Unxpectedly Divorced

Reading Time: 5 minutes A Modern Gay Love Story: Part 2 We really didn’t think we could fall that fast, did we? Hopefully you’re reading this, and Bear is sat next to you laughing, both of you laughing and together. But who knows? Right, back to our story… King of the kitchen and a string of dates That first […]